Picturing Climate ChangeGAMBIER, Ohio (October 1, 2009)
Global warming is the target when the Canary Project, an art-based production, comes to Kenyon on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Higley Hall Auditorium.
Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler, environmental artists and co-founders of the Brooklyn, New York-based Canary Project, will discuss "33 Provocations on Climate Change."
The Canary Project generates visual media, events, and artwork with the goal of strengthening public understanding of the dangers of climate change. Morris and Sayler produce photographs of landscapes affected by global warming and support other artists who focus on environmental issues.
Their presentation is sponsored by the Kenyon Department of Art, the Environmental Campus Organization, and the Brown Family Environmental Center, whose program manager, Heather Doherty, said the Canary Project "hits with emotion."
The presentation is also intended to inspire local photographers to submit photographs for the environmental center's annual contest. The theme this year is "Our Environment: People and Nature." The deadline for submissions of unaltered photos to the environmental center is October 13. A $5 fee is required for each participant, who may enter no more than three photos matted or on white mat board. Prizes will be awarded in categories for adults and children. A reception will take place on October 17 during the environmental center's Harvest Festival.
For more information about the lecture and complete rules for the photography contest, contact the Brown Family Environmental Center at 740-427-5052 or Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.